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Dumaguete City, PhilippinesWednesday, May 23, 2012
Negros Oriental
Button2 die of dengue, confirmed cases reach 235 in Neg. Or.
ButtonPeople Power Commission promoting love of country
SP asked to approve P400M loan request
Man, 57, shot dead in Tanjay
Button2 bomb-sniffing dogs acquired at P600,000
Button 75 march in SU summer commencement

2 die of dengue, confirmed
cases reach 235 in Neg. Or.

The Department of Health in Negros Oriental has confirmed that two pre-school children have died of dengue, as the number of cases increased with the early onset of the rainy season.

Dr. Socrates Villamor, provincial DOH chief, said that as of May 15, the total number of confirmed dengue cases had reached 235, based on admission reports at the Holy Child Hospital, Silliman University Medical Center, and the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital.

The fatalities, 5-year-old girl from Sibulan town, who died last January; and a 3-year-old from Bacong, succumbed to the disease last week, Villamor added.

People Power Commission
promoting love of country

The EDSA People Power Commission is in Negros Oriental is holding a series of activities to promote love of country, especially in flood and earthquake-hit areas of the province.

Singer-actor Ogie Alcasid, one of its commissioners, yesterday joined a read-along activity at the Batinguel Elementary School in Dumaguete City, with children of flood-hit areas, and will join a similar activity today at the Guihulngan City Central School with children of earthquake-hit areas.

He also led a group of entertainers at a concert dubbed "Tatak EDSA" at the Macias Sports Complex in Dumaguete last night, while another concert is set at the Guihulngan City Gym today.

SP asked to approve
P400M loan request

Gov. Roel Degamo is urging Negrenses to help convince the Sangguniang Panlalawigan to approve his request for  authority to avail of a P400 million loan package so the construction of the Central Block building can proceed.

He said his request has been pending before the SP for so many months now, for reasons “only the SP members know”.

The completion of the Central Block building will ease the congestion of patients at the Negros Oriental Provincial Hospital, Degamo said, adding that it is overcrowded with almost 500 patients, although the authorized capacity is only 250.

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